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GENDER AND ADJECTIVE AGREEMENT. Gender and Adjective Agreement  Nouns and pronouns in Spanish are divided into genders.  Nouns for men and boys are.

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1 GENDER AND ADJECTIVE AGREEMENT

2 Gender and Adjective Agreement  Nouns and pronouns in Spanish are divided into genders.  Nouns for men and boys are masculine.  Masculine: amigo, Juan, él  Nouns for women and girls are feminine.  Feminine: amiga, Maria, ella

3 Gender and Adjective Agreement  Adjectives describe nouns.  They have different forms that match or agree with, the noun or pronoun in gender.  The masculine form of most adjectives ends in o, while the feminine form ends in a.  Raul es romántico.  Maria es romántica.

4 Gender and Adjective Agreement  Adjectives that end in e have the same masculine and feminine forms.  Rafael es inteligente.  Carmen es inteligente.

5 Gender and Adjective Agreement  Adjectives ending in consonants do not an a unless they end in or or are adjectives of nationality.  Lorenzo es intelecutal y trabajador.  Gloria es intelectual y trabajadora.  Sergio es español.  Sara es española.

6 Gender and Adjective Agreement  Adjectives also agree with nouns in number.  An adjective that describes one person or thing is in singular form.  When it describes more than one person or thing, its form is plural.  If the singular form ends in a vowel add s to make it plural.  If it ends in a consonant add es. Joaquin es alto. Paco y Luis son altos. Rosa es intelectual. Mis amigos son intelectuales.

7 Gender and Adjective Agreement  To describe a mixed group of men and women or boys and girls, use the masculine plural form of the adjective.  Carlos y Ana son románticos.


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